In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Escot like this:
ESCOT, a chapelry in Ottery-St. Mary and Talaton parishes, Devon; on the river Otter, and on the Yeovil and Exeter railway, adjacent to Ottery-Road r. station, 2 miles NNW of Ottery-St. Mary. It was constituted in 1844. Post town, Ottery-St. Mary, under Exeter-Pop., 534. Houses, 103. Escot House is the seat of Sir John Kennaway, Bart. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £75. Patron, Sir J. Kennaway, Bart. The church was built in 1840; is a neat edifice; and contains a handsome monument of the Kennaway family.
Additional information about this locality is available for Ottery St Mary
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Escot in East Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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